While we are without a priest please contact the church office on 01206 30 23 78 or brightlingseaparish@btconnect.com



Bob Goodenough,              Carole Warren,                        Carole Maytum               Catherine Graham

Churchwarden                     Churchwarden                          Secretary                             Lay Reader

David Wiggins                         David Salmon                    Janet Russell                     Jennifer Gallant

Treasurer                                 Deanery Synod                Deanery Synod                 Deanery Synod

Hazel Dines,                          Linda Salmon                  Margaret Armstrong               David Dixon

Major, CLGB                          Deanery Synod

  Mary Bugbee                    Christopher Bloor

V J Day Memorial Service 13th August

Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?’…. thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. [1 Corinthians 15:55-57]

Alleluia! He is risen! He is risen indeed, Alleluia!

The flowers for Easter last year were spectacular as these photos by John Gillard testify.

The ‘Holy Mowers’ meet at All Saints every Thursday morning from 10 to 12.30 to mow, prune, cut, rake, edge, get rid of mole hills and strim. Anyone who has a love for our ancient church is welcome. You do a job which suits your physical ability and go when you’ve had enough.  We have coffee/tea at about 11.00. We’ve been doing it for two years now and the churchyard is looking immeasurably better so this year we’re entering the Best-Kept Churchyard competition. Scroll down and click on the link to our maintenance plan. Our work is cut out: it’s the 2nd largest churchyard in England – the biggest is in Newcastle. Our Team Leader –  aka Holiest Mower – is Sheila Crow who has won the ‘Pride of Tendring’ Award for her unsung services to the community. Her tel no is 01206 30 65 74  Below are some pictures – but we don’t sit around drinking coffee all the time!

Click below to see the Mowing Plan drawn up by Nick Wills in April 2017

Churchyard Mowing Plan April 2017

Sheila 1Sheila 2

Neild and NickIt's always coffee time...Coffee time 1

Coffee time 2

Manfred Mann: An Evening with Paul and Fiona: 24th Sept 2016


What a night it was! Paul (ex Manfred Mann) and Fiona (West End and film Actress) convincingly and passionately told of their journey of faith interspersed with songs from their album ‘Personal’. It was a full house with people from far and near. Only 17 of the 300 tickets were unsold. But we pray that folk in Brightlingsea will continue to talk about Paul and Fiona  for months and years to come and that what they said will lodge in the hearts  of the many present who have not yet accepted Jesus and will bear fruit for the Kingdom of Heaven



The wedding of Lucy and Shane Waller at All Saints on 13th August 2016.

What a happy couple and a delightful picture!


Christmas Bazaar

Images of All Saints’ Church

Images of St James’ Church

Images from Baptisms held in our churches



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